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J. Caleb Boggs1931Bachelor Profile Alumnus/BoggsCaleb.jpgU.S. Representative, Senator, and Delaware Governor<p>As U.S. Congressman, Governor, and U.S. Senator, James Caleb "Cale" Boggs (1909-1993) represented the people of the State of Delaware and embodied the spirit of public service. Cale Boggs graduated from the University of Delaware in 1931 and earned his law degree from Georgetown University in 1937 while working in Washington, D.C., for Delaware’s Senator John Townsend.</p><p>From 1941 to 1946, Army Captain Boggs served during World War II under General George S. Patton in Normandy, the Rhineland, the Ardennes and central Europe with the U.S. Army’s 6th Armored Division, and earned the Bronze Star and the Croix de Guerre.</p><p>Boggs served three terms as U.S. Representative from Delaware,  elected as a Republican to the Eightieth, Eighty-first, and Eighty-second Congresses (1947 to 1953). He served two terms as Governor of Delaware (1953 to 1960). He served two terms as U.S. Senator from Delaware (1961 to 1973). He was elected as a Republican in 1960 and re-elected in 1966. He practiced law in Wilmington, Delaware, until his death in 1993.</p><p> </p><p>In 2011, the family of Cale Boggs established a scholarship in his name to commemorating his service to the State of Delaware. The Center for Political Communication annually awards the scholarship to an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware who minors in Political Communication.</p> Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4

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